Living in a country like America that celebrates entrepreneurs and capitalists, a man as prestigious as Norman Waitt Jr. still seems to remain reasonably unknown to the general populace. Norm is the creator and chairman of “Waitt Company” and owned “Gateway Computers” (one of the major personal computers manufacturers in the world) in partnership with his brother, Ted Waitt. This billionaire is a graduate from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and embraces degrees in economics and business. Behaviourally, he is a very modest man, who shies away from media and people close to him claim that nobody would be able to pick him as the billionaire in a room full of people if somebody had to. To say the least, Norm Waitt loves his personal space.
In March 2008, Norm Waitt was ranked no. 1014 on “The World’s Billionaires” list by Forbes, with an estimated value of $1.1 billion. His company, “Gateway” held the second spot on the Inc. 500 list in the years 1990 and 1992 and topped the same charts in the year, 1991, the very year that Norm Wait took a seat of retirement. This wealthy entrepreneur has supplied a lot of money into a selection of media properties, like 500 billboards, five television, 56 radio stations, feature-film Company and four record labels. His biggest hit was the movie, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, which grossed over $350 million worldwide in the year 2002.
However, this man hasn’t completely disregarded his cornfield roots entirely, having reserved equity deals set by representatives at his Omaha headquarters. Norm also assists as a director to “Waitt Brands”, which consists of “Prince Tennis”, “Battle Sports Science”, “Bobby Jones”, “Ektelon” and “Viking”. He sits on the boards of various companies, including Gold Circle Films that he founded in the congratulatory year 2000.